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  • Heritage Woods

    Nationally Recognized

    Heritage Woods of Charleston was awarded with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2020 Bronze Quality Awards. Bronze award status recognizes providers that have developed a foundation and begun a continuous journey of quality improvement. 

  • Heritage Woods

    Your choice for an
    affordable assisted lifestyle

    The premier choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in Illinois

  • Heritage Woods

    An attractive community
    that is comfortable and affordable

    Read more about what our residents and staff have to say about our beautiful community

  • Heritage Woods

    A Great Place to Work

    Heritage Woods of Charleston was awarded with the A Great Place to Work in 2023! 

Welcome to

Heritage Woods of Charleston


Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At Heritage Woods, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. The emphasis is on lifestyle and fun while maintaining your health, wellness, dignity and independence at Heritage Woods.

When you need a helping hand or personal attention to do the activities you may no longer be able to do safely on your own, our courteous and caring staff is always ready to assist you. Contact us to learn more about our beautiful community!

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Focus on Love, Compassion & Dignity

Heritage Woods serves adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence

A financial assistance program is available to those who qualify, making the Heritage Woods lifestyle affordable to all. If you or a loved one would benefit from our assisted lifestyle community, but are concerned about financial arrangements, please do not hesitate to ask our staff about this financial assistance program.

The Supportive Living Program is available in Illinois for seniors 65 or older who need help maintaining their independence regardless of their financial resources. Seniors on Medicaid who only receive minimum Social Security income can qualify.

An Affordable Community

Heritage Woods of Charleston is especially designed to serve the older adult and is one of the most sought-after communities.

Heritage Woods is located east of Mattoon between the Champaign and Urbana area and Effingham. The opened in April 2011, and the building was developed on property adjacent to Cougill Senior Living Apartments, which is also owned by Yost Management.

The two-story community houses 68 studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette, private bathroom and emergency response system.

Call 217-345-4900 today to make Heritage Woods your new home.

A wonderful alternative

Heritage Woods provides a wonderful residential alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home.

At Heritage Woods, residents:

  • Live in the privacy of his/her own apartment, which has been conveniently designed for senior living.
  • Receive personal assistance and help with medications. Certified staff are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Support services, such as three daily meals, housekeeping and laundry, are also included.
  • Enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in social and recreational activities.

A full array of amenities and helpful services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your family.

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Touching Lives

Dave and Judy’s Story: Finding Love at Heritage Woods of Charleston
Judy and Dave’s love story began at Heritage Woods of Charleston.

One day, Dave asked Judy if he could sit with her – and the rest is history.

“We just sat together, and everything started working out,” Judy recalled fondly.

Since then, the two have grown close, helping out around Heritage Woods our events in the area.
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Diana’s Story: Turning Her Life Around to Help Our Community
When Diana moved into Heritage Woods of Charleston six years ago, she secluded herself, avoiding activities and socializing with others at the community. She’d come down to the dining room to pick up her meals and go back to her room to eat.

After about six months of this, our nursing staff and her physician realized that her medication needed to be adjusted.

That change meant a complete turnaround for Diana.
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Raymond’s Story: Regaining His Independence, Sharing His Talent
Before Raymond moved to Heritage Woods, he lived alone in his apartment. He enjoyed his place in nearby Marshall, but his family worried about him.

Raymond ended up in the hospital, and later a nursing home, after a few health scares.

While he wanted to move back home, Raymond’s family knew he needed more assistance to help him maintain his independence.

They were right.
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